In honor of Women’s History Month, the OMA was delighted to attend the OSU Women’s Center Women’s History Month Reception that featured OSU women’s stories!
The first part of the event was a fun history lesson via a crossword puzzle. Event attendees viewed four timelines pertaining to women’s history at OSU, in Oregon, in the United States, and on the global level.
The USA and Global Timelines (on right)
The OSU and Oregon Timelines (on left)
For the second part of the event, Roni Sue, of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, facilitated a discussion asking the questions “Where have we (women) been? and Where are we going?” As a group we analyzed the timelines to think about how far we’ve come and yet also, what was missing and how much work towards equality lies ahead.
– Seek out others who are different from ourselves to gain new perspectives
– Explore ways to highlight women’s contributions to the campus
– Build collaborations between all six CRCs as well as campus departments
– Create more leadership opportunities for young women and create a support system
– Invite men to learn and participate in events regarding women’s issues and actions toward equity for all
– Identify barriers and develop solutions for women to be successful professionals
– And these were just a few of the many great ideas developed; we look forward to the continued conversation!
The OSU Women’s Center “serves as a resource and information clearinghouse and offers advocacy, support, and other services to women and men, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.”
And, if you are interested in learning more about the history of the Women’s Center, be sure to check out the archival collection: RG 243 Women’s Center Records, 1971-2011
Also, check out our Women’s History Month displays from 2011 and 2012